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While we try to wrap our minds around all the crimes described in the #MuellerReport and how they can’t be “proved” we have to wonder what the millions of “guests” of #IncarcerationNation think and feel right now..
The American criminal justice system holds 2.3M people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile facilities, 3,163 local jails, 80 Indian Country jails,military prisons, immigration detention,civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals./2
Every year over 600,000 enter prison gates but people go to jail 10.6M X each year.Jail churn is particularly high as most ppl in jails haven’t been convicted. Some will make bail within hours or days while many others are too poor to make bail &remain behind bars until trial./3
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1) A U.S. #Immigration thread.

Feb. 2018 @POTUS writes "Democrats Have Lost Their Way on Immigration" whitehouse.gov/articles/democ…

Jan. 2019 @POTUS writes Letter on #BorderSecurity to Congress, includes obstructed @SecNielsen crisis Presentation.

#BuildTheWall #WWG1WGA #MAGA
2) @SecNielsen attempted to deliver her humanitarian crisis Presentation during a meeting with Congressional leadership in the @WhiteHouse Situation Room. @TheDemocrats' leadership refused to let Sec. Nielsen present vetted #BorderSecurity information:

whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
3) In this meeting obstructionist @SpeakerPelosi forced a tense confrontation, interrupting Nielsen’s presentation on #BorderSecurity and Illegal #Immigration, telling her “I reject your facts!” @DickDurbin and other obstructionists followed in protest.

foxnews.com/politics/pelos…
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It's not possible to comment intelligently on #Mueller & the entire #investigation without reading LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, self-funded and published in 2014 for the purpose of educating the public on the need for #CriminalJusticeReform
2. It crosses @GOP & @DNC administrations but has come to expose serious political abuses of #DOJ. It's made a lot of powerful people very angry.
The @FedSoc has not let me speak on topic since the book came out.
My own #BarAssociation @TexasBarCLE won't let me speak on it. WHY?
3. The book is TRUE, reads like a legal thriller but NAMES prosecutors who rose to positions of great power on the backs of people they wrongfully convicted.
It NAMES federal judges who turned a blind eye to egregious injustices.
No one has challenged a word of it, nor can they.
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The @AntMan actors @realmichaelpena and Paul Rudd do an excellent job showing how hard it is for ex-offenders to get jobs—a crucial policy issue. Can @ConstitutionCtr host them talking with ex-bank-robber-turned-law-professor @shonhopwood about #CriminalJusticeReform? 1/
2/ Michael & Paul, to learn more about Shon's remarkable journey from bank robber to inmate to elite law professor & #CJReform advocate, check out this @60Minutes segment on him: cbs.com/shows/60_minut…
3/ Ant-Man & Ant-Man and The Wasp are helping more people understand how hard it is for ex-offenders to work. Can we extend that conversation outside the film? And introduce Michael & Paul to real ex-offender superheroes like Shon?
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(THREAD) There are a lot of great things you can do to support people on the front lines of fights to #KeepFamiliesTogether, #StopSeparation, #EndDetention, #DefundHate, #AbolishICE, and #AbolishCBP.

One of the best places to give $$$ is to a community bond fund.
Bond and bail funds don't have many overhead costs, so all or nearly all of your donations directly benefit impacted families. 100% of $$$ given to our Fronterizo Fianza Fund go towards paying bonds and small commissary/telephone deposits. fianzafund.org/about-the-fund…
Immigrant bond funds are doing great work. @eicommunitybond is working to free every person arrested during recent workplace raids in Iowa holaamericanews.com/iowa-city-orga…
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